The Hanford nuclear reservation in southeast Washington state has two train tunnels full of very hot radioactive waste — and both tunnels are in danger of further collapse.
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We hear about what it will take to clean up the Hanford nuclear reservation, new statewide social studies standards, a possible indictment in the 2016 shooting of LaVoy Finicum, and the opioid crisis in Oregon.
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Federal contractors plan to install another level of containment over the tunnel that caved in at the Hanford nuclear site on May 9.
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The Hanford Nuclear Site has been in cleanup mode since the Cold War ended. But the first drop of waste has yet to be treated. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.
At least 10 Hanford workers were exposed to radioactive waste Tuesday at the nuclear cleanup site’s tank farm in southeast Washington.
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Officials from the Hanford nuclear reservation and Energy Northwest have been meeting with fire managers in southeast Washington state Tuesday.
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Hanford construction workers and managers testified in day two of a U.S. Department of Labor hearing Wednesday in Kennewick, where a different image emerged of the site's under-construction waste treatment plant than is usually presented to the public.
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Several former Hanford construction workers testified in a U.S. Department of Labor hearing in Kennewick Tuesday, saying managers at the nuclear site played dangerous pranks that ended in workers with bloodied fingers, an injured knee, a hurt arm and glue smeared across the face.
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The portion is called the Hanford 1100 Area and covers 1.2 square miles.
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Northwest public radio's longtime Hanford reporter Anna King explains what we know so far about leaking radioactive waste tanks at the Hanford Site and how they fit into the Department of Energy's massive nuclear waste clean-up project.
Seventeen Oregon lawmakers are politely asking the U.S. Department of Energy not to choose Hanford as a permanent storage site for radioactive waste around the country. The DOE is considering Hanford for storage of waste that is "Greater than Class C" – not spent nuclear fuel but other kinds of waste like contaminated metal from decommissioned nuclear plants with radioactivity ...
A radioactive rabbit from Hanford caught the health department's attention Thursday when it was trapped near the nuclear reservation boundary. It was close enough to potentially come in contact with the public through droppings or interaction with other animals. After a hunt, no contaminated droppings were found in publicly accessible areas.
In a Northwest News Network radio story today, whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis shares his side of the story on how he was fired from his upper-level management job at the Hanford nuclear site.